A few quotes from the South African design and interior media regarding Mathews & Associates' philosophy on design:
“Speaking to local Architect Pieter Mathews on design inspiration, his response was immediate and succinct: 'The contemporary Mexican and Australian Architects are inspirational. They believe in themselves and don't imitate others. They also use their circumstances to their advantage.' The question is why imitate Europe and America, or any country for that matter when what we've got right here is wonderfully original?” Tess Paterson, SA Interior Design vol 5 no 4, p4.
“Pieter Mathews, a young architect from Pretoria, has been making steady inroads in Gauteng with his innovative designs, forever striving to develop a unique, contemporary African aesthetic.”
Sumien Brink, House & Leisure no 66, p10.